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For the comments we have lots of links, such as [se] and [ubuntu.se].

Here is a list of requested redirects, from me and the comments:

[launchpad] goes to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu and shows as Launchpad

[launchpad#bugnum] goes to https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/bugnum and shows as Bug #bugnum

[forums] goes to http://ubuntuforums.org/ and sows as Ubuntu Forums

[discourse] goes to http://discourse.ubuntu.com and shows as Ubuntu Discourse

[paste] or [pastebinit] goes to http://paste.ubuntu.com and shows as Ubuntu Pastebin

[install-d] goes to http://ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop and shows as Install Ubuntu Desktop

[install-s] goes to http://ubuntu.com/download/server/install-ubuntu-server and shows as Install Ubuntu Server

ppa:peterlevi/ppa goes to https://launchpad.net/~peterlevi and shows as ppa:peterlevi/ppa

  • Example: Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow, typed as [ubuntu.se] and [se] and [so] – Tim Jul 28 '14 at 12:11
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    I didn't even know these things existed... (n.b. it would be great ot have thing that could automatically link to PPAs to their page on launchpad) – Wilf Jul 28 '14 at 12:22
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    So it would detect ppa:peterlevi/ppa and make it link to https://launchpad.net/~peterlevi? – Tim Jul 28 '14 at 12:39
  • "[launchpad] is cool" would show as "launchpad is cool" without having to type the (launchpad.net) part – Tim Jul 28 '14 at 12:40
  • It's possible, but the SE developers would have to implement it. I can see them doing a few special ones for us, but not too many. Just my opinion. – Seth Jul 28 '14 at 18:11
  • I could have sworn that pad.lv was available as a shortener for linking to Launchpad that requires no special action for use. For example, http://pad.lv/ppa/skellat/tests gives the same expanded output as ppa:skellat/tests. – Stephen Michael Kellat Jul 29 '14 at 0:35
  • @Stephen Still longer to type by guite a bit... – Tim Jul 29 '14 at 7:46
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    I think [download], [install] and [paste] are a bit of an overkill. How much do those get used comments for that exact meaning? And what would happen if someone wrote something like the following: [download](http://some.link/to/download/some/application/) or if that gets taken care of, missing something in the markup like: [download]http://some.link/to/download/some/application/) would make the download point to Ubuntu which makes it worse. My point is that those are too generic and can mean a lot of things to be used as quick links. – Dan Jul 29 '14 at 10:16
  • It could be changed but i do use paste a lot – Tim Jul 29 '14 at 12:47
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    Why should [download] go to the desktop version? – CijcoSistems Aug 9 '14 at 21:12
  • @Cijco Because most people are asking about it. Remember you could go to server with the actual link. Very few questions are actually asking how to install it, the questions are post install. – Tim Aug 10 '14 at 7:08

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